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by Dave Lillis
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Free solar observing glasses for all club members
Replies: 5
Views: 5408

Free solar observing glasses for all club members

Hi All, IFAS has organised that all participating clubs get a free batch of observing glasses for the upcoming partial solar eclipse, if we have them by the March meeting, we'll be handing them out, if not then we'll distribute them at the observing session of the eclipse. For those not quite sure a...
by Dave Lillis
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: 2015 Galway Astrofest
Replies: 5
Views: 4686

Re: 2015 Galway Astrofest

I'll probably be going, as for observing, that depends on the weather forecast in the previous days, ill probably stay for the dinner.
by Dave Lillis
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: Comet Lovejoy
Replies: 8
Views: 7428

Re: Comet Lovejoy

Nice shot, and the colour is very prnounced, I got to see it during the week and the thing us actually green! , have to say I was impressed, never seen such a pronounced strong colour in a comet before
by Dave Lillis
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: Jupiter moons/shadows transit
Replies: 1
Views: 3575

Jupiter moons/shadows transit

Hi, There appears to be some interesting Jupiter moon/shadow transits coming up which might be of interest to some, one in particular is happening this Saturday morning, this is worth having a look for if the weather is clear and you're up. Gordon showed this in the last club meeting, but its worth ...
by Dave Lillis
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: Comet Lovejoy
Replies: 8
Views: 7428

Re: Comet Lovejoy

Just got in a view of it here in the dome before the clouds rolled in.
Its a bright enough object, a fuzzy disk, no tail, no colour, but there was a haze in the sky that didnt help.
by Dave Lillis
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing Tonight or tomorrow? 16/17 Jan
Replies: 3
Views: 4551

Re: Observing Tonight or tomorrow? 16/17 Jan

just had a peep outside and its cleared up very nicely, too late now to go anywhere though,
and thats after a day of constant cloud and alot of rain., although I can see alot of fog to the south east...
by Dave Lillis
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: Reprocessing old photos
Replies: 1
Views: 4811

Re: Reprocessing old photos

Great shots John, I'm sure you'll get some good skies up there on those rare clear night :)
by Dave Lillis
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing Tonight or tomorrow? 16/17 Jan
Replies: 3
Views: 4551

Re: Observing Tonight or tomorrow? 16/17 Jan

hmm, it has potential, Id leave it until nearer the time, its abit of an unknown weatherwise yet.
by Dave Lillis
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: Comet Lovejoy
Replies: 8
Views: 7428

Re: Comet Lovejoy

I haven't had a chance to see the comet yet, but isn't this another run of the mill mag 4-5 comet , so not exactly dazzling.. But I'll give it a go if I get some clear skies.
by Dave Lillis
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Tragic news, Michael Scully's passing
Replies: 1
Views: 3995

Tragic news, Michael Scully's passing

Hi everyone, It's with a heavy heart that I put up this post announcing the death of Michael Scully, he was an avid member of the club a number of years back. He moved to Tralee and became a key figure in the Kerry Astronomy Club, our deepest condolences go out to him and his family. The funeral det...
by Dave Lillis
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing at Lough Gur tonight Mon 29 Dec
Replies: 4
Views: 4956

Re: Observing at Lough Gur tonight Mon 29 Dec

well, Gerry said it was still on so we cancelled for now.
by Dave Lillis
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing at Lough Gur tonight Mon 29 Dec
Replies: 4
Views: 4956

Re: Observing at Lough Gur tonight Mon 29 Dec

Im game, what time you going there ?
by Dave Lillis
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: observing session
Replies: 1
Views: 3741

Re: observing session

looks like we got a group for tonight, weather's looking good aswell :)
by Dave Lillis
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: observing session
Replies: 1
Views: 3741

observing session

Hi Guys,
Looks like we're on for a few clear nights starting now, I'm going observing tomorrow night (Sunday night), if you're interested in going aloong then either reply here or ring me and we can make a club session out of it,
by Dave Lillis
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Geminids 13th/14th December
Replies: 2
Views: 4144

Re: Geminids 13th/14th December

Yea, the weather gods conspired against us,
There will be other night though, not to worry